Online Tools

There are a number of free resources available to help you look up a fact, study for an exam or just find a good book to read. Explore!

Online Resources


  • Vicksburg High School Library Card Catalog using - Provides access to the High School Library's card catalog to explore titles. Select Vicksburg High School and surf our catalog.
  • CIA World Factbook - Contains profiles for every country in the world.
  • Easy Bib - EasyBib is a citation generator for MLA, APA, and other formats.
  • FirstGov - Official USA government web portal for U.S. government services and information.
  • Google Scholar - Google Scholar is a freely accessible Web search engine that indexes the full text of scholarly literature across an array of publishing.
  • Purdue Owl - Resource on how to write a research paper, grammar tips, and MLA, APA formatting links.
  • Pros and Cons of Controversial Issues - An organization dedicated to researching issues that are controversial and important. presents the information in a way that is balanced, comprehensive, straightforward, transparent and primarily in a pro-con format.
  • Sweet Search - Sweet Search is a search engine that is specifically designed for student use and each web site has been examined by search experts.
  • Vicksburg District Library - Local access to a wealth of information.
  • Western Michigan University Library - Online library catalog and research resources. Programs, events, and continuing education services.

Gale & Michigan eLibrary (MeL) Databases

Vicksburg High School library subscribes to Gale Resources and provides two databases for high school students.  Passwords for access to either of the databases below are provided by Mrs. Staunton or your High School English teacher.

  • Academic OneFile  : Academic OneFile is a premier periodical resource, providing millions of articles from scholarly journals and other authoritative sources with extensive coverage in key subject areas, such as biology, chemistry, criminal justice, economics, environmental science, history, marketing, political science, and psychology.
  • Global Issues in Context : Global Issues offers international viewpoints on a broad spectrum of global issues, topics, and current events. Featured are hundreds of continuously updated issue and country portals that bring together a variety of specially selected, relevant sources for analysis of these issues. Rich multimedia - including podcasts, video, and interactive graphs - enhance each portal.

The Michigan electronic Library (MeL) is a service of the Library of Michigan and provides a number of resources to Michigan Residents. Some of the more interesting segments are:

  • Britannica School-High Primary sources for quick facts and in-depth information on history, geography, people, places, science, and much more. Biographies, world atlas, countries comparison, articles and interactive resources are available.
  • Opposing Viewpoints In Context is full text and features contextual information and opinions on hundreds of today's hottest social issues.
  • Explora for High School  Provides hundreds of popular magazines and reference books for high school libraries. Covers subjects such as art, history, sports, and music. Includes thousands of biographies and primary source documents. Also includes photos, maps, and flags. Pulls content from MAS Complete, Consumer Health Complete, Newspaper Source Plus, eBook High School collection, Applied Science & Technology Source, and Vocational Studies Premier.